The gateway to northeast Scotland, Aberdeen Airport is a fast-growing international airport located just outside of Aberdeen, Europe’s vibrant energy capital. The airport sees over 3 million passengers pass through each year, and also utilizes three terminals to serve as the main heliport for the Scottish offshore oil industry, handling around 450,000 helicopter passengers per annum. The quarried grey granite of the buildings in the city give the area a real character that can best be explored with a car hire Aberdeen Airport. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for an Aberdeen Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, you take control of how you travel through Scotland and the UK. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Aberdeen Airport came into life in 1931 when the airport was initially used for flights to the Northern Isles, and quickly became an important military base in the Second World War where a number of enemy craft was captured with significant intelligence gains. When North Sea oil was discovered in 1967 the airport began helicopter movements, and by 1988 the airport was recognized as the world’s busiest helicopter base – even today it plays a crucial role in Scotland’s oil industry.
The range of facilities inside the airport is excellent, and just what you would expect from an international airport, including various lounges to cater to the business traveler to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport, and also a gallery featuring local Scottish art.
There are many things to do around the airport in Aberdeen, something a car hire Aberdeen Airport can really open up. The airport is just minutes away from endless shops and dining options on Union Street. Close by is Dundee and not so far down the road is Edinburgh with some stunning scenery in between, and it is also easy to head south into England, to experience various national parks. The excellent location of the airport means that you can immediately take advantage of the primary road network with a car rental Aberdeen Airport and on to all of the UK’s major cities, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat.